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48016

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Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo ’82 Rally of 1000

Published: June 21, 2021
Company: Platz

This is a review of the NuNU Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo ’82 Rally of 1000 Lakes race car by Platz Hobby.

Engine

Disappointed that there’s no engine. It is curbside kit.

Interior

Interior is wonderfully engraved and fits extremely well. Very little, if any, flash needed to be cleaned up. Did not even have to paint some of the parts.

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Alpha Abrasives Plastic Sanding Needles

Published: August 12, 2020
Company: Alpha Precision Abrasives Inc.

This is a review of the Alpha Abrasives plastic sanding needles

I wasn’t able to find the assorted sanding needles on the Alpha Abrasives website. There were only individual packages of course, medium, and fine.

The needles are evidently made in a two-part mold because there are two mold lines running down the shaft. Not very good if you want to sand a round hole. The mold… more

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Buick Riviera 1963 to 1973

Published: May 21, 2020
Book Author(s): Norm Mort
Company: Veloce Publishing

This is a review of the Veloce Buick Riviera 1963 to 1973

I haven’t written a book review in over 50 years, so bear with me.

The Veloce book is packed with information about the first three generations of the stylish, luxurious, and performance-oriented Buick Riviera. Tons of pictures accompany performance data, available option equipment for each year, changes and upgrades by… more

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Hyundai Santa Fe

Published: April 1, 2020
Company: Academy Models

This is a review of the 1/24th Academy Hyundai Santa Fe.

Engine

No engine. It’s curbside kit and a 2018 model year.

Interior

Interior is wonderfully engraved and everything fits perfectly. There were no painting instructions so interior was left black from the kit.

Body

Body was crisp and clean with no flash. I used HOK white… more

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Flex-I-File "Flex-Set" 550

Published: April 1, 2020
Company: Flex-I-File

This is a review of the Flex-i-File Flex Set #550

Oh man. No engine, no interior, no wheels. And you wouldn’t expect those items in a sanding kit. I ran into the Flex-i-File family at the IPMS Nationals in Orlando a few years ago and was impressed with their products. So I bought a few items and have used them extensively over the years.

I’ve included pics of the package and… more

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Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO-MR

Published: March 22, 2019
Company: Hasegawa

This is a review of the Hasegawa Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO-MR.

Engine

No engine. It’s curbside kit.

Interior

Interior is wonderfully engraved and the supplied upholstery decals fit well. Didn’t even have to paint some of the parts.

Body

Body was crisp and clean with no flash. I had hoped to just polish the plastic but there were swirls in… more

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1957 Chrysler 300C

Published: September 13, 2018
Company: Round 2 Models

Engine

There was little flash on the engine parts with excellent details. You get just a basic Hemi engine.

Interior

Deep engraving can be seen on the door panels making it easy to detail paint. Seats and side panels are separate pieces from the floor. I used a Testors flat tan and flat black as called for on the detailed instruction sheet.

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1985 Oldsmobile 442/FE3-X

Published: May 13, 2018
Company: Revell, Inc.

This is a review of the Revell ’85 Oldsmobile 442/FE3-X show car. I built it as a factory stock 442.

Engine

Zero to very little flash was on the engine components. Two items I disliked were the valve covers and oil pan molded to the block. Should have been separate pieces.

Interior

Extremely distinct engraving on the interior pan. Door panels are separate… more

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Baja Bronco

Published: March 21, 2018
Company: Revell, Inc.

Engine

Beautiful Ford 289 is well detailed and fits together just perfectly. I added ignition wiring, throttle linkage, and fuel line.

Interior

Interior is wonderfully engraved just screaming for some detail painting. Rustoleum texture paint was used to simulate a sprayed on durable coating.

Body

The body went together very well. The open grille is… more

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1980 Jeep Honcho "Ice Patrol"

Published: March 17, 2018
Company: Revell, Inc.

This is a review of the Revell ’80 Jeep Honcho “Ice Patrol” kit.

Engine

There was little flash on the engine parts but there is also very little detail. You get just a very basic engine with a way oversize fanbelt.

Interior

Only faint engraving can be seen on the door panels making it very difficult to detail paint. The kit does have 2 different decals for… more